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December 10, 2012

Woodville Victorian Photo Album Page 2

Victorian Photo Album page 2
Here is the second page of the Victorian Photo Album called "The Army and Navy Album" with illustrations by R. Caton Woodville. To view all pages of this beautiful album as they are put online, please click on R. Caton Woodville

Here we have a cabinet card of a man. Although it looks like he is outside this is a studio portrait. The photographer is identified on the front as L. C. Pierre, Crawley Road, Horsham. There is no identification on the verso.

The back of page 2 has one photo of a woman. It's a cabinet card but looks like Civil War period so it may be a reproduction of an earlier Carte de Visite.

The photographer is identified as S. J. Allen, Bush Street, Pembroke Dock. On the verso is stamped "Agent A. E. Ellis, 114 Winchcap Street, Canterbury" 

The printing on the verso reads

Patronized by their R & I H The Duke & Duchess of Edinburgh. S. J. Allen Photographer by Special Appointment to the Admiralty, Bush Street, Pembroke Dock.


Peg said...

This book sounds fascinating. I love cabinet cards, both front and back.

Yvonne Demoskoff said...

Here's some trivia, Lorine, to help date that photo. The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh who married in January 1874 were HRH Prince Alfred (1844-1900), younger son of Queen Victoria, and his wife HIH Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna of Russia (1853-1920), younger daughter of Russian Emperor Alexander III. (Researching royal genealogies is my 2nd love :-)

Lorine McGinnis Schulze said...

Thanks Yvonne - it's always helpful to research the photographer and any advertising he/she has on the back.

In this case though it is definitely a repro of an earlier Carte de visite, but interesting that someone years later (late 1890s?) had a copy made.

I wonder if the subject may have died and the family wanted to make copies of an earlier photo to pass on to other family members.

Lorine McGinnis Schulze said...

Peg I love these old photos too. And so cool that Yvonne is so knowledgeable about royal genealogies to know the years that stamp would have been placed on the one cabinet card

Mariann Regan said...

Huh. These resemble some old photos in our family albums. I suppose they are cabinet cards. Never knew that term before! Thanks.

Lorine McGinnis Schulze said...

Mariann, you might enjoy my video tutorial on the different types of early photographs at